Average Weather in August in Lake Crystal Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 82°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 89°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 63°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lake Crystal typically range from 64°F to 83°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 9°F to 25°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on August. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in August
Volgograd, Russia (5,560 miles away); Almaty, Kazakhstan (6,383 miles); and Benxi, China (6,091 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Lake Crystal (view comparison).
The month of August in Lake Crystal experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 29% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 6, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lake Crystal, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 32% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 7% on February 4.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Lake Crystal is essentially constant, remaining about 3.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.4 inches or falling below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Lake Crystal, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 20 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 41 seconds, and weekly decrease of 18 minutes, 46 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lake Crystal is 6:04 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 34 minutes later at 6:38 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:40 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 46 minutes earlier at 7:54 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lake Crystal during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:33 AM and sets 15 hours, 30 minutes later, at 9:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:48 AM and sets 8 hours, 52 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lake Crystal is rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 38% to 23% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 41% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
The average hourly wind speed in Lake Crystal is increasing during August, increasing from 8.6 miles per hour to 9.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.0 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 8.5 miles per hour on August 3.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Lake Crystal typically lasts for 5.5 months (168 days), from around April 22 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 10, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 24.
The month of August in Lake Crystal is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
The average accumulated growing degree days in Lake Crystal are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 593°F, from 1,731°F to 2,324°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lake Crystal is decreasing during August, falling by 1.1 kWh, from 6.6 kWh to 5.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lake Crystal are 44.106 deg latitude, -94.219 deg longitude, and 988 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lake Crystal is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 986 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (856 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lake Crystal is covered by cropland (81%) and water (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (95%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lake Crystal year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lake Crystal.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lake Crystal according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Lake Crystal is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lake Crystal and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mankato Regional Airport (38%, 27 kilometers, northeast); St. James, St. James Municipal Airport (33%, 30 kilometers, southwest); and New Ulm Municipal Airport (29%, 33 kilometers, northwest).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .